I also prefer a Vieu finder. I agree about the steadying against your face as well.
Ihave to agree with all Scoundrel says here
It seems that most people prefer a viewfinder. Anyone who has experienced trying to use a viewing screen in bright sunlight would know the problem. I'm told the camera manufacturers omit the viewfinder to keep their prices down, but I wonder how much it actually costs to include one.
I have a Nikon P&S and the screen is useless in sunlight. Fortunately, I have a loupe that I can use by holding it against the screen and using it like a viewfinder, but that loupe cost $80. Of course, I didn't buy it just for the little Nikon, but for my Nikon DSLR which, although it has a viewfinder, forces me to use the viewing screen when taking video.